Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani dedicated and laid foundation stone of various developmental works worth Rs. 169.54 crores of Vadodara Municipal Corporation on December 25. The event was organized keeping in view the birth anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister late Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which is now to be celebrated as Good Governance Day throughout the country.
These works include the latest STP in Bhayli, water supply, health and transportation works. He also flagged off 20 new buses for urban bus services. He honored fire service personnel of Vadodara and handed over the documents of houses to the residents of Tulsiwadi area. He also handed over the prize to Ganesh Mandal, winner of competition organized by VMC as a part of Clean Vadodara Campaign.
Mr. Rupani said that due to the sufficient availability of funds, the state government has accelerated urban development by providing various facilities including roads, water, sewerage system, health, education and implementing various schemes. The state government has given priority to the balanced development of all the cities by implementing various urban development policies. Various schemes including clean drinking water, adequate housing, urban waste disposal are being implemented rapidly for every household.
Today, there is a dire need to conserve water and protect the environment, various arrangements have been made for the purification and reuse of contaminated water under the Reduce, Recycle and Reuse policy.
Elaborating the approaches of people of Vadodara which faces severe flood and an urgent need for proper management of the River Vishvamitri, Mr. Rupani said that the state government has outlined the comprehensive development of River Vishwamitri from Pavagadh to the coastline.
Remembering the legacy of good governance that Maharaj Sayajirao Gaekwad left behind in Vadodara, CM Rupani said that Vadodara is an outstanding example in good governance.
Mr Rupani said that the development in the cities in Gujarat is being done with the objective of conserving the environment along and in increasing the happiness index along with the GDP. Gujarat is now being counted among the fastest growing cities in the world.
Speaker of Gujarat Legislative Assembly Mr. Rajendra Trivedi; Minister of State for Narmada Development Mr. Yogesh Patel; MP Ranjanben; MLAs Shaileshbhai Mehta; Simaben Mohile; Manishaben Vakil; Deputy Mayor, Dignitaries, office –bearers, former ministers, former mayor, Municipal Commissioner, District Collector as well as other senior government officials and citizens were present at the occasion.
Source: Information Department, Gujarat